Treatment of a four-year-old victim of incest

Judith V Becker, Linda J. Skinner, Gene G. Abel

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Abstract

A case study describing the use of behavior techniques in the treatment of a four-year-old sexual assault victim is presented. The target behaviors included eating, phobic behaviors, self-injurious behaviors, and comments made about the father (the perpetrator) and the paternal grandmother. The child's mother served as both data collector and therapist. The study demonstrates that child victims can experience a sexual assault trauma syndrome similar to that manifested by adult victims. Additionally, the findings illustrate that a simple behavioral intervention implemented by a parent can be effective in treating young sexual assault victims.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Family Therapy
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Incest
Self-Injurious Behavior
Feeding Behavior
Fathers
Mothers
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics
Grandparents

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Treatment of a four-year-old victim of incest. / Becker, Judith V; Skinner, Linda J.; Abel, Gene G.

In: American Journal of Family Therapy, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1982, p. 41-46.

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Becker, Judith V ; Skinner, Linda J. ; Abel, Gene G. / Treatment of a four-year-old victim of incest. In: American Journal of Family Therapy. 1982 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 41-46.
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